Genetics and randomness

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With the revolutionary explosion of genetic information in recent decades, it is important to realize the underlying limitations of scientific predictions in genetics. Avoiding unnecessary technical details, this book helps readers accept and embrace a probabilistic view and understand the role of randomness in critical biological processes. It explores the nature of genetic uncertainty from different points of view and at different levels of biological organization. The book also traces the origin of some ideas of randomness starting from the basics of quantum mechanics and molecular genetics to modern evolutionary genetics and the philosophy of mathematics.

Limits and Randomness in Nature and Mathematics. Quantum Fluctuations, Mutations, and Fixation of Uncertainty. Random Recombination Events. Stochastic Nature of Development: Genotype and Phenotype. Organized Randomness. Random Genetic Drift and Deterministic Selection. Making Uncertainty Certain: The History of Life.
Undergraduate and graduate students in science, university lecturers of biology and other fields of science, biological researchers, and philosophers.